Important information about strikes: Whether an employee who honors another union’s picket line is protected by the National Labor Relations Act can be a complicated issue. While under the Act employees have the protected right to engage in strikes, including sympathy strikes, there are potential factors that may deprive them of that protection. These factors may include a no-strike clause in a collective-bargaining agreement, which in certain circumstances may prohibit employees covered by that agreement from engaging in strikes, including sympathy strikes. Another potential factor for employees of a healthcare institution is whether a proper 10-day notice, as required by law, has been provided. Any conclusion as to whether such factors apply in a particular situation would require consideration of additional information. Each situation is unique and must be decided on its own basis. Click here for further information.
Welcome to the Oakland Regional Office page. In California, our office services Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne Counties; and in Nevada, services Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Ormsby, Pershing, Storey, Washoe, and White Pine Counties.. We conduct elections, investigate charges of unfair labor practices, and sometimes hold hearings in our offices. We are happy to answer questions about the rights and obligations afforded under our law. Please feel free to stop by or call us at 1-510-637-3300 and ask for the information officer on duty. We also provide speakers and materials to local community groups and schools on request.